Despite what Cllr Slater, chief goader of NIMBYs and Labour's planning lead, says!
The cost of renting a home in Bradford is falling, despite a rise nationally, new figures show.
Over the past year, rents have decreased in Bradford by about 0.3 per cent, or £17 per month, a report by the charity Shelter yesterday revealed.
The figures suggest the district is bucking both regional and national trends, which show rents rising faster than wages.
Despite this - and despite yet another delay to the LDF Core Strategy - Cllr Slater and Labour are still gung ho for building 45,000 houses in Bradford. Houses that, given falling prices, falling rents and over 11,000 houses already planned but not built, the District doesn't need.